Having fun in Esztergom

Having fun in Esztergom

If there is a city in Hungary, that is a little more Hungarian than any other, it is surely the city of Esztergom. In the Árpád-era it was the capital of Hungary; Vajk or King Saint Stephen was also born in Esztergom and later he was baptized here as well. This is the city where the song "You're beautiful, you're beautiful Hungary" is recalling from the castle every day at half past four in the afternoon in the memory of the unfavorable decision of the Treaty of Trianon. There are sever... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom

Tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom

Esztergom is located on the right bank of the Danube, at 60 km to the northwest of Budapest. The old residence of Hungarian kings and princes is the seat of the Catholic archbishop of Hungary since 1715 and, thanks to its many historic buildings, it is a major tourist center. Let’s see some tourist attractions in the city of Esztergom. The castle hill was inhabited since Neolithic times. The famous Prince Géza settled here and built what is probably the oldest stone castle in Hungary. ... [ read more ]

The third largest basilica of Europe in the city of Esztergom

The third largest basilica of Europe in the city of Esztergom

In the Transdanubia, at the foot of the Pilis Hills, in the north-eastern part of Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite to the Slovakian town of Párkány lies Esztergom, a real Hungarian-hearted city. The highest point of the city, the 157 meter high Castle Hill, stands out from the landscape of the Old Town. The city is the seat of the Archbishop, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church. Saint Stephen built the first Hungarian cathedral in the honor of O... [ read more ]